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Kinasi Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Private beach, beach massages, windsurfing, beach bar
Private beach, beach massages, windsurfing, beach bar
Private beach, beach massages, windsurfing, beach bar
Outdoor pool

Overview of Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi Lodge

3.5 star property
Beachfront lodge in Mafia Island with outdoor pool, restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Plot 1, Utende, P.O. Box 18033, Mafia Island, Pwani
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park

Getting around

  • Kilindoni (MFA-Mafia) - 13 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi Lodge offers a private beach where you can get a beach massage or sip a drink at the beach bar, plus you'll have access to on-site windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in Swedish massages, aromatherapy and manicures and pedicures, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar, a health club and a hot tub are other highlights. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 2 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site extended parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1076 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1995
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Washer and dryer

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include sports massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 5 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Kinasi Lodge
Kinasi Lodge Mafia Island
Kinasi Mafia Island
Kinasi Hotel Mafia Island
Kinasi Lodge Lodge
Kinasi Lodge Mafia Island
Kinasi Lodge Lodge Mafia Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Kinasi Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kinasi Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kinasi Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kinasi Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Kinasi Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kinasi Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kinasi Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 30 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kinasi Lodge?
You can check in from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 2 PM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kinasi Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Kinasi Lodge also has a private beach, a sauna and a health club, as well as an arcade, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kinasi Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Kinasi Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Kinasi Lodge like?
Kinasi Lodge is located a short 17-minute walk from Utende Beach. Travellers say that this lodge is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lali, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location
Beautiful location, fabulous staff, great food. The beach is cut from the Mangrove, so don't expect miles of white sand. But the diving is excellent, and the dive crew, boat and facilities really accommodating and helpful. We came in low season, and had the place to ourselves, which was an extra privilege. The staff went out of their way to make us feel cared for. A wonderful place to stay. Thanks, Kinasi. We will be back. R+S
Rob, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Go before it gets developed
Amazing place
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome hotel and holiday. Lovely staff and place
Great amenities Lovely room Just take some spray for the mosquitos at night. They have good nets and coils but you need a bit more. Great hairdryers in the room - rare in most hotels Hot water You can drink from the tap The view and ambience totally relaxed us. The staff were great
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Relaxing getaway hotel
The hotel was very good in helping to put a plan together for different activities to make the most of my stay there. Very good hotel, on a quiet and secluded beach with very comfy hammocks!!! Would suggest that fellow travellers go "full-board" as there are not many other food options available.
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10/10 Exceptional

Kinasi Lodge Undiscovered Jewel On Mafia Island
Magnificent setting on the Indian Ocean. 14 bungalows, dive/snorkeling center, excellent dining room, lovely lounge/bar/library. Great swimming pool and beach. A quiet retreat, especially after dusty, arduous mainland safari. Total relaxation. Grand service. Quiet, quiet, quiet. If you are looking for "action", forget it. If you want comfort, service and relaxation, it's worth every penny.
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8/10 Very good

Grundsätzlich ist die gesammte Anlage ist sehr schön. Das Personal ist extrem höflich und aufmerksam. Alles ist sehr sauber. Das Aktivitätenangebot gross. Wir haben unsere Zeit sehr genossen. Das Essen war gut und reichhaltig. Der Strand direkt an der Lodge ist wegen des seichten Wassers vorallem bei Ebbe nicht der schönste zum schwimmen, wer jedoch 6 Minuten Richtung Norden spaziert, findest einen Traumstrand vor. Für eine Lodge in dieser Preisklasse ist die WiFi Verfügbarkeit mangelhaft. Nur in der unmittelbaren Umgebung des Management Büros gibt es WiFi. Die Lodge liegt innerhalb eines Naturschutz Parks. Dafür müssen pro Person und Nacht 20$ extra bezahlt werden. Es wäre fair wenn vorgängig darauf aufmerksam gemacht würde.
5-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Petit déjeuner copieux. Ambiance décontractée. Personnel souriant.
8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bestes Hotel auf Mafia
Die Kinasi Lodge ist ganz wunderbar. Sehr, sehr sauber. Das Moskitonetz ist das beste das ich je in einem Hotel gesehen habe. Die Zimmer sind grosszügig. Sie haben weder Fensterglas noch geschlossene Türen, was aber sehr angenehm ist. Es gibt keine Aircondition, dafür einen Ventilator. Der jedoch war mir auch auf der geringsten Stufe zu stark, meinem Partner hingegen nicht. Das Essen ist mal „nur“ ok, mal sehr gut. Es gibt hervorragende Lunchpakete, wenn man zum Essen nicht da ist. Es gibt kein Wifi in den Zimmern und der Lounge, nur in der Rezeption und das auch nur manchmal. Das ist in der heutigen Zeit sehr störend und schwer nachvollziehbar. Sehr stark ist die Masseurin. Sie ist fast wie eine Physiotherapeutin und hat uns sehr geholfen. Dazu ist sie sehr humorvoll. Alles in allem die beste Lodge unserer Afrikareise, es gilt aber auch hier: Überall auf der Welt bekommt man mehr für dasselbe Geld.
Janine, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place to relax with very friendly staff. Whether at the bar, in the kitchen or the crew running the activities/dive shop, they are all trying to make your stay as comfortable as they can. Had some great boat trips for snorkeling, picknick on a sandbank and a turtle hatching trip.
Roeland, 9-night family trip
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